10 of the biggest deal-breakers for men on the wife hunt

There are many things men consider deal-breakers when it comes to choosing a bride. Here are 10 things men on the wife hunt tend to avoid.

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  • The wife hunt. Anyone who knows a man in search of his "forever" knows that it can become a very serious quest. There are many things to consider and think about as a man chooses his bride. After all, marriage is a big step. Many men have a mental list of qualities they are looking for and qualities they are trying to stay away from. We often call these "stay away" qualities deal-breakers. And boy, are there a lot of them when it comes to marriage.

  • For the benefit of all of you women, I have compiled a list of the biggest deal-breakers for men in search of their future wife. According to them, men do not want a woman who …

  • 1. Has unrealistic expectations

  • Men do not want to marry a woman who is impossible to please. It is exhausting to try to keep up with someone who has ridiculously high standards for everything. Truth is, Prince Charming is going to make mistakes sometimes. And he does not want to live the rest of his life feeling pressured to be perfect.

  • 2. Doesn't keep her word

  • This should be a fairly obvious one. No one likes a flake. A man does not want to seal the deal with a woman who will be an unreliable partner. He needs someone he can trust and depend on.

  • 3. Is not willing to try new things

  • Men want a companion who will be with them every step of the way. They do not want that way to be the same dull routine every single day. Women who love adventures and trying new things are much more likely to catch a man's eye than someone who would rather stay close to their comfort zone constantly.

  • 4. Is dramatic

  • Most men can't stand drama. Overly emotional women scare them. While a man might be able to handle a woman like this in a temporary relationship, he will most likely go for someone a little bit less emotionally electrified in the long run.

  • 5. Flirts with other men

  • This is a huge red flag for guys. A woman who openly flirts with other men in front of her boyfriend will usually do the same thing in front of her husband one day. Not only is this extremely disrespectful to your spouse, but it is also one of the first steps towards infidelity. A man looking to settle down wants a woman who will be loyal and true to him in every circumstance.

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  • 6. Doesn't want children

  • Believe it or not, this is a very common deal-breaker amongst marriage-minded men. When they find the one they want to spend the rest of forever with, most men want that forever to include a family.

  • 7. Is obsessed with her weight

  • It is perfectly fine for a woman to want to look her best. However, there is a limit. Many men actually find it extremely unattractive when a woman is obsessed with being skinny. They want someone who will eat a good burger with them every once in a while. Men are much more likely to propose to a woman that is confident in her body.

  • 8. Gets jealous easily

  • A jealous woman is a big turn-off for the majority of guys searching for a wife. Jealousy indicates lack of personal confidence and trust in your partner: two things that men do not want in a lifelong companion.

  • 9. Is emotionally abusive

  • A man will not usually choose a woman who mocks and belittles him to be his partner for life. No one wants to live life constantly being torn down.

  • 10. Doesn't know how to work

  • Marriage requires hard work. Men want to know that their wife will be able to shoulder her part of the load and work beside them. They do not want to marry a woman who is too scared to get her hands dirty.

  • Of course, there are many other deal-breakers for men on the wife hunt, and a lot of them will differ depending on personal preference. However, if you are a woman looking to get married, these top "stay away" qualities can definitely help you avoid being the kind of woman men are going to avoid.

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